§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give the annual rates of house building in the public and private sectors on 4 May 1979 and 4 May 1981.
§ Mr. Stanley
Following are the available estimates:
House building starts and completions Great Britain Seasonally adjusted, annual rate: thousand dwellings Public sector Private sector Starts Completions Starts Completions 1979 first quarter 73 93 112 125 1981 first quarter* 34 112 125 122 * Provisional.
Comparisons are not normally made on periods of less than three months.